“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bill Maher on Nancy Grace

Last night Michele Bachmann, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, Congressman Weiner, and John Edwards took a beating from Bill Maher on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, but according to online sources, none of it was really worth watching, except for the 30-second spot he gave Nancy Grace, and we all know who she is.  

She's the loudmouth on Headline News, that used to be on CNN, covering all sorts of victim's rights cases. If you're not familiar with who she is, watch this video first, it will give you an idea of how crazy she is.  She's actually quite loud, but in this video, Elizabeth Smart puts her in her place.

Back to last night's show.. .

In the following video, Bill Maher explains to us who Nancy really is, and what she really wants. LOL.

Movies to Watch: The Muppets (First Full-length Trailer)

Woo-hoo!!!  Finally! a real Muppets Trailer has come out, and I'm super-uber excited!  As you may recall, a month ago, Disney released a fake trailer during the Pirates of the Carribean movie, titled "Green with Envy."  Well, it isn't fake this time...

From my previous post:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, US, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen November 23, 2011.

OMG Hilarious! - Baby Boy

Countdown with Keith Olbermann RETURNS!

YES!! The time is almost here. The moment every liberal has been waiting for... The Return of Countdown,  starring Keith Olbermann!!

Ryan and I have been waiting for this day for quite some time, especially since we're right around the corner from the 2012 Presidential Election, where the fate of our nation will remain in the hands of our current President, Barack Obama, or a Republican candidate that I can almost guarantee, will send our nation back 50-60 years.

Countdown premieres tonight on CURRENT TV at 7:00 PM Central Time.  His first guests will include Michael Moore and Daily Kos chief Markos Moulitsas, so make sure to check it out.

Land of the Lost: The Pod Village

As you take a look at this picture right here, you're probably asking yourself, "what the hell is this?"

It's an abandoned 5-Star hotel bedroom, from a resort that never was.  In the last 33 years, many rumors have circulated around the globe, but one thing is certain - it would have been an amazing place.  Imagine waking up to the beautiful morning sunshine, looking out your hotel window, and watching the waves hitting the sandy beaches down below.   You can still see the bed frame where the comfy mattress would have been.

The UFO-shaped pods in Taipei's Sanzhi District were commissioned by the government as a hotel/apartment complex, but it was never completed due to investment problems, several fatal accidents during construction, and rumors of ghosts.  Craig Ferguson visited this place, and took some amazing photography.

Ferguson wrote the following:
Accounts vary on the origins of this complex, and indeed, as to whether it was meant to be a hotel development or a housing development. Apparently, it was constructed in the 1960s and included/was to include a dam to protect it against sea surges, floors and stairs made of marble and a small amusement park. The site was commissioned by the government and local firms and there is no named architect. Local papers at the time reported that there were numerous accidents during construction which caused the death of some workers. As news of these accidents spread, no one wanted to go there, even to visit, and the project was subsequently abandoned. The ghosts of those who died in vain are said to still linger there, unremembered and unable to pass on. The complex was left in its unfinished state because no amount of redevelopment will bring people to the area due to superstitions about ghosts, and it can’t be demolished because destroying the homes of spirits and lost souls is taboo in Asian culture.
These really cool retro looking buildings have withstood the test of time, but not for long, they are slowly but surely decaying and eventually these photos will be all that's left of what once was, someone's dream of paradise.

More amazing photos and a video after the jump...

Facebook In Real Life

We've become so ingrained in social media, that we tend to forget how we communicate in real life.  Well, this man decides to take Facebook to the people - to the people.

He walks around asking people if they wouldn't mind being his friend, even going so far as to suggesting they take a look at his photo album to help them decide.  In what is an absolutely funny take of the social behavior he has learned from Facebook and Twitter, the video below is the perfect example of who, and what we've become.

I especially love when he goes around posting "like" on different items by using post-it notes.

Where Is All The Water?

Seriously folks, where is all the water?  If you're from Texas, or any other state in the union for that matter,  you probably haven't seen any rain in 6 months.  While the following chart has nothing to do with the weather or droughts in our area, it is an informative tool on the scarcity of fresh and salt water.  It's astonishing.  

You would be surprised to learn that 97.5% of the earth's water is made up of salt, and the other 2.5% is Freshwater.  Furthermore, most freshwater is unattainable, meaning... we have no way of getting it, because 70% of the 2.5% of freshwater is frozen in polar icecaps.  The news gets even more grim, another 30% of the 2.5% of freshwater available is underground, which is too expensive to tap into, and filter.  So we're left with only a mere 1% of the world's freshwater that is available for human consumption.
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Gay Ski Camp - Episode 2

If you missed last week's episode, don't worry, you can catch it all right here.  Last week I introduced you to five gorgeous gay guys, Brodie, Adam, Dan, Mike and Kirk.  They are being featured in an online reality series called, Gay Ski Camp.  Each week they are competing in challenges where they'll find themselves eliminated one by one (sad face).  In this week's episode we find out who'll be the first unlucky guy to be sent home.

Gay Ski Week in New Zealand is usually around mid-July in Queenstown, so if you're not up for the hot summer months in the U.S., you can always take a flight down under, and catch all the boys having a gay 'ol time.  Only downside is, you'd miss all the gay pride events and swimming pool parties.

The Australian website Same Same and Air New Zealand are giving you the chance to win a trip to Gay Ski Week NZ this year. All you need to do is Watch Ski Camp and tell them who your favourite boy is. Enter to win a trip to NZ here!

Stay tuned for the 3rd episode next week.
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